People of faith should argue against power plant
Providence Journal | Opinion | Letter: Christine Muller: People of faith should argue against power plant
Jan 12, 2018
For example, the Centers for Disease Control prohibited the use of the words “science-based” and “evidence-based” in some critical documents. Similarly, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection cannot discuss “climate change,” even though Florida will suffer greatly from sea level rise caused by the climate-change effects of global warming.
Further, the Environmental Protection Agency science has been unconscionably suppressed and censored. Valuable climate-change information was removed from the EPA website, and scientists were recently prevented from presenting their climate-change-related research at a Rhode Island conference. And the CDC, which should protect vulnerable people from disease, was prohibited from speaking about “vulnerable” populations.
Regarding climate change, people who suffer first and most are the poor and indigenous peoples, again, the most vulnerable. All people of faith, be they Republicans or Democrats, Christians, Jews, or Muslims, ought to care about the vulnerable populations.
The writer is board secretary at Rhode Island Interfaith Power & Light.